Digital Altitude; Is This a Scam or a Legit Opportunity?
This post was written on Dec 14, 2016
A friend of mine was thinking of investing in Digital Altitude, and asked for my opinion. I hadn’t heard of it, so decided to do some research.
Now, I have to be honest and say from the start, that the fact that this is a Multi-Level-Marketing scheme acted like a red flag for me, but nevertheless I agreed to review the scheme with an open mind.
I signed up for the $1.00 “free trial” so I could access the program and be able to make some informed comments.Read more
A new (to me, at least) scam just caught my attention.
A colleague of mine recently encountered this one. Luckily he was alert enough to perform the necessary due diligence before following any instructions.
This is how it works.
Supposedly from someone called “Domain Abuse Admin”, and possibly from a domain using the name DomainCop.com (or .org, .net, etc etc), an email arrives informing the website owner that their site has been blacklisted for spamming and spreading malware.
The first, and arguably most important, thing to stress here is the old adage: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” I’d elaborate on that and say almost certainly is.
Some internet scams will offer you unbelievable financial success for minimal effort. Some will attempt to trick you into downloading malicious software. Some will simply appear to be legitimate online transactions where the goods you ordered never arrive, and possibly never existed in the first place.
Believe me when I say you would not be the first, nor will you be the last, to fall for a clever trick. I’ve fallen victim to a few myself over the years and I’m always on my guard whenever dealing with someone I don’t know.